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Watch Tinted Windows reunite in honour of late bandmate Adam Schlesinger

The remaining members of supergroup Tinted Windows reunited to perform a tribute to their late bandmate Adam Schlesinger on Wednesday (May 5). The Fountains Of Wayne songwriter was one quarter of the group during their existence between 2009 and 2010, which also included Hanson’s Taylor Hanson on vocals, The Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha on guitar and Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos on drums.
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Watch Tinted Windows Reunite For Adam Schlesinger Tribute

Just slightly over a year ago, Adam Schlesinger, the Fountains Of Wayne co-leader and insanely prolific power-pop songwriter, died of COVID-19 at the age of 52. Since then, there’s been an outpouring of affection for Schlesinger and for all the great songs he wrote. (The tribute compilation Saving For A Custom Van was especially good.) Last night, a bunch of musicians played a livestream concert in honor of Schlesinger. Courtney Love, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba, Sean Ono Lennon, and many others took part. Most of those performances haven’t shown up online yet, though you can still buy the replay of the livestream, which benefits NYC music venue the Bowery Electric and the musician-supporting charity MusiCares. But one thing that we can watch right now is the reunion of Schlesinger’s short-lived supergroup.
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Oscar ‘In Memoriam’ Snubs Include Nominee Adam Schlesinger, Jessica Walter

Adam Schlesinger, the Oscar-nominated songwriter who died on April 1, 2020. Photo: Walter McBride/Getty Images. In a year filled with loss — not to mention with 14 months of losses to cover, due to a longer season — the Oscars rushed through its “In Memoriam” segment, cycling through names accompanied by an upbeat cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As.” And, like every year, the ceremony missed a few of the previous year’s major deaths. Most notably, the show did not include Adam Schlesinger, the late songwriter who died of COVID-19 on April 1, 2020. Schlesinger himself had been an Oscar nominee for “That Thing You Do” in 1997, the title song from the movie of the same name; along with his tenure in Fountains of Wayne, Schlesinger had an equally decorated career writing for film and television, including a regular gig on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. “I don’t know why he wasn’t in the official In Memoriam segment tonight (especially because he wrote one of the greatest film songs of all time) so I’m honoring him here,” his Crazy Ex-Girlfriend collaborator Rachel Bloom tweeted.
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Another Oscars, another round of In Memoriam snubs: Where was Adam Schlesinger?

Oscars, every time you do that thing you do, you leave people out. We’re talking, of course, about the annual In Memoriam segment. Where was musician Adam Schlesinger’s name during Sunday night’s segment, fans are asking on social media. Naya Rivera? Where, for goodness’ sake, was Jessica Walter?. “Tonight, we...
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Tribute planned for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19

Members of the Monkees, R.E.M., Dashboard Confessional and The Black Keys are turning out for a virtual tribute concert next month for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19 a year ago. "Adam Schlesinger, A Musical Celebration, Virtual Show" will premiere May 5 on the Rolling Live platform, with proceeds going...

Courtney Love, Mickey Dolenz, Sean Lennon to Perform at Adam Schlesinger Tribute

The life and music of late musician and songwriter, Adam Schlesinger, will be honored at a concert filmed at New York’s Bowery Electric. Rolling Live, the streaming website, will debut the event, which was organized by Schlesinger’s Fountains of Wayne bandmate, Jody Porter. “This is a proper musical send-off for...